Modern décor is often mistaken as being sterile and cold. The truth is, as with any style of décor, warmth and style can be incorporated with use of color and choosing the right home accessories. While modern décor relies upon clean lines and classic shapes, it can be warm and inviting when paired with soft accessories such as wall hangings, furnitures and floor coverings. Using color, texture and character pieces, even the most modern room can be warm and inviting.
To soften the sometimes cold look of a modern home design, begin by choosing pieces with natural wood. Wood offers warmth and comfort to any design. Adding soft cushions in restful, earthy colors to wood furniture pieces will create a comfortable, inviting area. Including home accessories that compliment the wood tones will help complete the design.
When it comes to adding warmth to modern designs, one of the most effective design elements is to allow the home to look lived in. Table décor should be practical as well as decorative. Home accessories should reflect hobbies and interests. Even wall art décor can incorporate travels and family photographs. Character and personality through little touches will help create a welcoming home.